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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center

Read "Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The Doobie Brothers & Steely Dan-The Summer of Living Dangerously Tour
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 23, 2018

If there is one tried and true adage that is applicable to the arts, it is the one that goes “everything old is new again." Be it a need for monetary ...

Bob Mintzer Big Band / New York Voices: Meeting of Minds

Read "Meeting of Minds" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's an appetizing treat for fans of big bands and vocals alike, neatly wrapped in one handsome package by the stalwart Bob Mintzer Big Band and the splendid New York Voices. Together, band and voices take a fresh look at eight memorable standards from the Great American Songbook written by such master craftsmen as Cole Porter, ...

Chris Rogers: Voyage Home

Read "Voyage Home" reviewed by Niccolò Lucarelli

Il jazz non è soltanto un genere musicale: per qualcuno è anche un luogo affettivo, dove ritrovare le proprie radici, vecchie conoscenze, episodi della propria vita, atmosfere familiari. Accade anche per Chris Rogers in Voyage Home, il cui titolo, che può essere tradotto con “rotta verso casa," lascia intendere come l'autore abbia voluto percorrere un viaggio ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bob Mintzer: Seeing the bigger picture

Read "Bob Mintzer: Seeing the bigger picture" reviewed by Ben Scholz

"To be a great musician one must zoom out and be a part of the big picture when playing in an ensemble. The primary focus is on the greater whole. Only by doing this does a significant band sound emerge. If people of the world could only grasp this way of looking at things, we would ...

John Tropea: Gotcha Rhythm Right Here

Read "Gotcha Rhythm Right Here" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although thirty-one musicians are listed, guitarist John Tropea's latest recording isn't strictly a big-band album, as the sidemen perform on assorted tracks in groups whose size varies from five to twelve. Tropea is always present, of course, as is his friend and fellow composer / arranger Chris Palmaro on the Hammond B3 organ or Fender Rhodes ...

NEWS: EVENT

Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and more to Play Michael Brecker Cancer Benefit

Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert to Also Feature: Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Joey Calderazzo, Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Evans, Branford Marsalis, Steve Wilson, John Patitucci and Antonio Sanchez New York, NY — On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves along with other prominent musicians will honor the memory of their friend and colleague, 15-time Grammy-winning ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Goehring: A Reflected Journey

Read "A Reflected Journey" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A Reflected Journey is a quintet date, but it doesn't have a quintet date feel about it. The man of the hour--trumpeter Tom Goehring--doubles on flugelhorn, and his front line partner, the ever engaging and well-rounded Roger Rosenberg, covers baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone and bass clarinet. With all of those horns in the picture, and a ...

Baristas: Ronnie Cuber, Roger Rosenberg & Reed's Bass Drum

Read "Baristas: Ronnie Cuber, Roger Rosenberg & Reed's Bass Drum" reviewed by Fred Bouchard







Ronnie Cuber

RONNIE

SteepleChase

2009

Roger Rosenberg

Baritonality

Sunnyside

2009

Reed's Bass Drum

Which is Which

Self-produced

2009



Do baritone saxophonists get insufficient respect? Worthy recordings by an elder master, a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roger Rosenberg: Baritonality

Read "Baritonality" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Even in the day when the sound of baritone voices like Ernie Cacares, Harry Carney, Charlie Fowlkes and Joe Temperley streaked across the sonic stratosphere, solos were graceful, granular and short. It was only when Cecil Payne, Gerry Mulligan,, Pepper Adams and a handful of other players up until Hamiet Bluiett,, John Surman and Howard Johnson ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Madness

Read "Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Madness" reviewed by John Coltelli

It was a late morning in a junior high school located in Long Beach, New York when a lonely, rarely used baritone saxophone chose an adolescent student named Roger Rosenberg as its sole and rightful owner. Moved by his music teachers' offer that whoever was willing to learn the instrument could own it, the youthful student ...